In this post we present information, sourced from official publications, on the Azilian archaeological industry of the Epipaleolithic period of northern Spain and southern France. Continue reading “The Azilian Epipaleolithic Industry of Spain and France”
Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Deguilloux MF, Soler L, Pemonge MH, Scarre C, Joussaume R, Laporte L. Continue reading “News from the west: ancient DNA from a French megalithic burial chamber”
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.
The discovery provides yet more evidence that we may have underestimated the capabilities of our evolutionary cousins. Continue reading “Neanderthal stone ring structures found in French cave (~175,000 years old)”
Under the direction of the Grand Angoulême Conurbation Community and the Nouvelle Aquitaine public land-management institution, the Angoulême train station quarter is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project. In this context, the State services (DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine) have prescribed a preventive excavation on the Renaudin Islet, located in a sector that is poorly known from an archaeological perspective. Continue reading “Late Palaeolithic Site Unearthed In Southwestern France”
An international team of researchers, led by Dr. Asier Gomez-Olivencia of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, has provided new insights on one of the most famous Neandertal skeletons, discovered over 100 years ago: La Ferrassie 1. Continue reading “New technology reveals secrets of famous Neandertal skeleton La Ferrassie 1”
The fossil was discovered on Monday (July 2018) evening in the Arago Cave, a vast prehistoric grotto at Tautavel on the French side of the Pyrenees mountains bordering Spain. Continue reading “560,000-year-old milk tooth found in France”